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Community Involvement in Schools

Every school would benefit from greater community involvement from parents, businesses, and community members. How do we foster more community support within our school? What are some successful strategies to enhance community communication? How do we actively engage our community within a child's education? These are among the issues that will be addressed in this section.

Fifteen Effective Strategies to Become a Better Student
Becoming a better student does not happen overnight. You must come prepared each day eager to learn and willing to work hard.

How to Handle a Problem with a Teacher
What should you do if your child comes home and tells you they had a problem with a teacher? There is a right way and wrong way to address concerns.

Implementing a School Grounds Committee
Grounds Committee - The grounds committee project is designed to meet a variety of needs. First, it allows students wishing to be actively involved in a volunteer program to do so. This will allow students to invest quality time towards achieving something meaningful and beneficial to them as students at Any Where Schools. Next, it will help maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our school. Finally, it will improve the quality of the school’s image by providing a safe, clean environment for all students to learn.

Issues Schools Face that Negatively Impacts Student Learning
Schools face challenges that negatively impacts student learning. Educators work hard to overcome this, but it is often an uphill climb.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences - Effective parent communication is an important component of being a teacher. Parent teacher conferences are one method to successfully communicate with parents. However it is important to note that you should never wait to discuss a pressing issue until parent conferences. Parents want to be informed of important issues quickly.

Parental Involvement in Education
Parental Involvement in Education - True school reform will always begin with increased parental involvement in their child’s education. It has been proven time and time again that parents who invest time and place value on their child’s education will have children who are more successful in school. Naturally there are always exceptions, but...

Promoting School Support Throughout Your Community
Every school needs more community support. Research has proven that schools with a greater support entity thrive compared to those who do not have such support. School support comes from a variety of places both internally and externally. An effective school leader will find ways to get the entire community to support the school. We focus on a...

School Board Member
School Board Member - The school board can be considered the governing body of a school district. They are the only elected officials within an individual school district that have a say in the daily operations of that school district. A district is only as good as each school board member that makes up their board.

School Reform
School reform - You cannot open a newspaper, watch the news, or get on the Internet without finding something negative about public education. Public education is under attack like it has never been before. School reform is being touted harder than anytime in history. Teachers and administrators have somehow become a scapegoat for a system that...

The Growing Weight of Responsibility for Schools
There is a continuous growth of responsibility for schools occurring without a significant increase in the time they have with their students.

The Importance of Athletics in Schools
The importance of athletics in schools is significant. It has a profound impact on individuals, the school as a whole, and on the community.

Tips for Parents
Tips for Parents - Parents can be your worst enemy or your best friend. Over the course of the last decade, I have been able to work with some of the most difficult parents, as well as some of the best parents. As a principal, I would like to offer a few tips for parents that I believe every educator would want them to know.

Tips to Successfully Pass a School Bond Issue
School Bond - A school bond provides a financial avenue for school districts to meet an immediate specified need. These specified needs can range from a new school, classroom building, gymnasium, or cafeteria to repairing an existing building, new buses, upgrades in technology or security, etc. A school bond issue must be voted on by the members of the community in which the school is located.

Twenty Life Lessons Taught by Teachers
Life lessons taught by teachers have made a lasting impact on many students often having a far greater impact than teaching standard based content.

Twenty Strategies to Ensure Academic Success for Your Child
As a parent, you are a critical factor to ensure academic success for your child. You are your child’s first teacher and the most influential.

Twenty-Five Ways to Say Thank You to Teachers
We need to say thank you to teachers as often as we can. Most teachers do not receive the admiration and respect that they deserve.

What are some Characteristics that Make the Perfect Student?
The Perfect Student - Teaching is a difficult job. The ultimate reward is knowing that you have the opportunity to impact a young person’s life. However, not every student is created equally. This is a good thing. If every student were the same, teaching would be a boring job. Some students are simply more challenging than others for a variety...

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